Bilingual business start-up workshop planned

Bilingual business start-up workshop planned

The Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center’s 2017 Luncheon and Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards recognizing small businesses from around the Region took place in November at the Avalon Manor.

Anyone interested in starting a small business could learn something at an upcoming no-cost workshop in Hammond.

The Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center and the Southlake Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host the informational seminar “Bilingual Business Start-up 101” from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the The Hub of Innovation at 5233 Hohman Ave. in downtown Hammond.

The NWISBDC describes it as “the first step toward owning a successful small business.”

Representatives from First Midwest Bank will be on hand to discuss loan requirements for small businesses.

“Topics include identifying personal objectives, skills and resources, describing your business ideas and requirements, business plan essentials, intro the Indiana State INBiz website Minority Owned Business Certification,” the NWSBDC said in an event announcement on its Facebook page.

Kenneth Gonzalez, senior business adviser at Bettie Dorothy Enterprise, will host the workshop on funding resources, state contracting, minor certification and other small business essentials.

Translators will be on hand for Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs.